Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to stop the sprite sheet animation in cocos2D ?

By | March 17, 2011

Hi, In one of our previous post we have discussed how to animate sprite sheet in cocos2D. In some cases you may need to stop the sprite sheet animation abruptly. How to do that? Here the way to do that. Use the following. [spriteName stopAction:spriteNameAction]; where spriteName is the name of your sprite & spriteNameAction is the name… Read More »

Context menu in android

By | March 16, 2011

What is context menu? Where it is used? How it is used? I will cover all these questions… Context Menu A context menu is conceptually similar to the menu displayed when the user performs a “right-click” on a PC. You should use a context menu to provide the user access to actions that pertain to a specific item… Read More »

Crop an Image in ANDROID.

By | March 15, 2011

Cropping an image in ANDROID programmatically has always been a problem for ANDROID developers. So Here I am putting a sample code to demonstrate this. For cropping an image in ANDROID we need a source bitmap which is our image itself, the other one is the target bitmap which we have to set the size as we want… Read More »

Sprite Sheet Animation in Cocos2D – An Example

By | March 14, 2011

Hi, Suppose you have a sprite sheet of the desired animation you want. But how will you use that sprite sheet animation in your program using cocos2D? That’s simple. See the following code first. //Initializing a CCSpriteBatchNode with our sprite sheet image CCSpriteBatchNode *newSpriteSheet = [CCSpriteBatchNode batchNodeWithFile:@”jumpingOver.png”]; //Adding the spriteSheet to the layer & setting the z orientations… Read More »

Adding Image to a UIImageView using Image URL

By | March 14, 2011

Hi, Sometimes you need to add Image to a UIImageView from the URL of the image you got. In that case, this is how you can add image to the UIImageView. NSString *picURL= @””; NSData *picData = [[NSData alloc]initWithContentsOfURL:[NSURL URLWithString:mapURL]]; UIImage* picture = [[UIImage alloc] initWithData:picData]; [pictureView setImage:picture]; [picData release]; [picture release]; Here, pictureView is your UIImageView. 🙂

How to create a new Virtual SD card in emulator in ANDROID? How to start emulator with the created SDCard?

By | March 13, 2011

OK The first question is 1. How to create a new Virtual SD card in emulator in ANDROID? Many times we may have not enough memory for our application to run on the emulator. So what we do? One method is to create new virtual device with more memory. Another method is to extend the device’s internal memory.… Read More »

How to create a scrolling ListView in android?

By | March 12, 2011

ListView is like a tableView in iPhone or iOS . In this example i will show you how to add a String Array in to the ListView and also make the listView Scrollable. First the xml file . Here the line android:scrollbars=”vertical” will make the scrolling vertically Now the java file The screen will be like this Here… Read More »

How to read a folder in the assets directory and read files from it in android?

By | March 12, 2011

File reading is important in android. For the put the files in the assets folder. We can able to read foldername filename Contents of the file First we read the name of the folder. “folder_array” contains all the names of the folder Then if the path is set to Then the list of file name is got. If… Read More »

Copying a Sprite Image to another Sprite in Cocos2D

By | March 11, 2011

Hi, Suppose you want to copy a sprite image to another new sprite while using cocos2D. What you do? See the following code… Let oldSprite be your first sprite CCSprite *oldSprite = [CCSprite spriteWithFile:@”ImgOne.png”]; And newSprite be your second sprite CCSprite *newSprite = [CCSprite spriteWithTexture:[oldSprite texture]]; That’s it! Done! Now newSprite too contain ImgOne as Sprite. 🙂

Playing sound on the Mac Desktop in Objective C.

By | March 11, 2011

There are different ways for playing sound on the Mac in Objective C. Let’s look at some of the methods.. 1. Play by filename. NSSound *mySound = [NSSound soundNamed:@”sound”]; if you have no file named “sound” in your application’s main bundle, then it will return nil. 2. Play by pathName sound = [[NSSound alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:@”/Volumes/Audio/sound.aiff” byReference:YES]; 3. Play… Read More »

Delete a substring in Objective C, Iphone , Mac………….

By | March 10, 2011

This code snippet deletes a substring from a original string.. /** initialize two strings **/ NSString *string = @”This is heaven”; NSString *part = @”heaven”; /** Get the range of the substring in the original string **/ NSRange range = [string rangeOfString:part]; /** Delete the substring from the original string **/ [string deleteCharactersInRange:range]; Please leave your valuable comments………

ToolTip Sound in Adobe AIR/FLEX…

By | March 10, 2011

Sometimes we may need to have a sound when we hover over something, i.e when a tooltip appears. Actually this can be done easily by adding an eventListener to the corresponding control. Take a look at the example. This line is the important line. myLabel.addEventListener(ToolTipEvent.TOOL_TIP_SHOW, myListener); The function myListener gets called when we hover over the label thus… Read More »

AlertView with textbox in iPhone, Objective C.

By | March 9, 2011

Often we see alerts with text message or title in it. But actually we can customize alerts. We can place any views inside it. We can place a textView(TextField) , imageView etc in it. Take a look at this simple example that places a textbox inside an alertView. UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@”Title goes here!!” message:@”My Message”… Read More »

Using GridView in ANDROID….

By | March 9, 2011

GridViews are those in which you can arrange elements in a two dimensional grid. It is what you see in the gallery where images are arranged. Here images are arranged in a two dimensional grid. Copy the below code and save it as “” Now create another file named “” and copy the below code to it. Note:… Read More »

Android TableLayout

By | March 9, 2011

In android there are different layouts and we often confuse about which one to use. Even if we select one, it is little complicated. So this tutorials is to show you about the TableLayout Here i first created linear Layout in which a Table Layout is added Here you can see that the first row ie, the EditText… Read More »